President Uhuru Kenyatta has unfollowed most of the people he had been following on Twitter leaving only 11, mainly famous Heads of State.
Kenyatta who has been the most popular Twitter personality in Kenya based on the number of followers, was following more than 140 people but his following has suddenly shrinked.
The President has only retained United States President Barrack Obama, François Hollande of France, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japan’s Abe Shinzo.
Among the African Presidents, Mr Kenyatta now only follows Tanzania’s John Magufuli, Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni, President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari and head of the African Development Bank Akinwumi A. Adesina.
In Kenya, the President unfollowed everyone except First Lady Margaret Kenyatta, Deputy President William Ruto and State House Spokesman Manoah Esipisu. What informed the decision remains unclear as Kenyans.co.ke unsuccessfully tried to reach Director of Digital Communications in the President’s office, Dennis Itumbi.
Some of the people the President unfollowed include: Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore, Police Inspector Joseph Boinnet, State House official account, Water Cabinet Secretary (CS) Eugene Wamalwa, former CS Charity Ngilu, blogger Ory Okolloh, South African President Jacob Zuma and former Tanzanian Head of State Jakaya Kikwete.
In 2015, Kenyatta became the first person in the country to hit one million followers and also became the second most followed African President behind Rwanda’s Paul Kagame.
The President has, however, overtaken Kagame and is currently followed by over 1.4 million people owing to his active interactions on social media.